Donald Trump says he is ‘doing very well’ in Twitter video released en route to Walter Reed
Marine One lifts off from the White House to carry President Donald Trump to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Image via AP.

Marine One
“I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out.”

President Donald Trump has arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and released a video saying that he thinks he’s “doing very well.”

Marine One landed near the military hospital on Friday evening, and Trump was driven to the large complex. White House officials say that the visit is precautionary after Trump tested positive for COVID-19 and that he will work from the hospital’s presidential suite, which is equipped to allow him to continue his official duties.

When he walked out of the White House, he was wearing a mask and gave a thumbs-up to reporters. He also released a video on Twitter, saying, “I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out.”

First Lady Melania Trump, who has also tested positive, is doing very well, the President added.

The President also thanked everyone who have offered their support in the hours since he announced he tested positive.

“Thank you very much, I appreciate it, I will never forget it,” he said.

That video was published to his personal Twitter account as he was aboard Marine One.

All White House staff who left the building with the President, including Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, were wearing masks.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that the President “remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day.”

Shortly before he departed for the hospital, his personal physician, Dr. Sean Conley, said in a memo issued by the White House that he had received an experimental antibody cocktail.

The first lady, who is 50, has a “mild cough and headache,” Conley reported, and the remainder of the first family, including the Trumps’ son Barron, who lives at the White House, tested negative.

The White House said earlier in the day that he would be going to a military hospital for “a few days” for treatment.


Material from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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    October 2, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Too bad the 208,000+ poor souls who died and the many millions who have suffered through the disease couldn’t get the same attention and medical care that he gets now.


    October 2, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Pray for the safety of the poor health care providers (and their families) who have to provide medical care to him.

  • Sonja Fitch

    October 2, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Unless Trump dies he lies! 210000 Americans are dead because of trump! Desantis Gaetz Curry and Rutherford have you been tested? Or are still being assholes about the danger? Going with aholes! Gaetz is acting the fool right now!!! Crazy mfer! Desantis laid down his bs earlier! Curry and Rutherford are trying to ignore all of this! How many folks from the Jacksonville rally will be positive because of stupidity? The Real Concern are our children!!!!

  • George

    October 2, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    I hope crooked Trump suffers and drops dead of the coronavirus. He deserves it.

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